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By Dan Rodricks and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
Richard N. Dixon, a Carroll County custodian's son who combined financial expertise as a stockbroker with political savvy as a state delegate to become Maryland's first African-American treasurer, died Thursday after suffering a stroke two days earlier. He was 74. Mr. Dixon, a conservative Democrat in an overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican Carroll County, served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 14 years. Carroll voters have sent no Democratic legislator to Annapolis since Mr. Dixon's fourth and last election, in 1994.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Bartlett Pear Inn is the name of Alice and Jordan Lloyd's boutique inn on Harrison Street in Easton. It's also the name of their wonderful-in-every-way restaurant on the inn's first floor. It is a superb restaurant. The atmosphere is serene and relaxing, the service achieves a rare balance of proficiency and warmth, and the food is consistently satisfying. There are moments of culinary drama, mostly at the beginning, when your senses need stimulation, and at the end, when you want a finale to whistle about on the sidewalk.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Liberty Tsakalos, a former corporate treasurer who managed the retail shop of the H&S Bakery, the Southeast Baltimore family-owned business that was co-founded by her husband, brother and father, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease complications at her Harbor East home. She was 94. "She was an anomaly of her time. She was a strong woman working in a man's world, which was especially true of the commercial baking industry in the 1950s and '60s," said her grandson Michael Tsakalos of Hunt Valley.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Liberty Tsakalos, a former corporate treasurer who managed the retail shop of the H&S Bakery, the Southeast Baltimore family-owned business that was co-founded by her husband, brother and father, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease complications at her Harbor East home. She was 94. "She was an anomaly of her time. She was a strong woman working in a man's world, which was especially true of the commercial baking industry in the 1950s and '60s," said her grandson Michael Tsakalos of Hunt Valley.
NEWS
August 28, 1991
Fred H. Billups Jr. has recently been appointed treasurer of St. John's College. The former Pennsylvania resident has more than 20 years'experience in senior management with both a major energy company anda small for-profit organization.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
A former treasurer of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Student Bar Association has pleaded guilty to stealing $33,000 from the organization. Margaret Oyler, 29, never graduated from the law school and found herself instead sitting as a defendant Thursday before a Baltimore judge. Oyler was given a five-year suspended prison sentence and three years' probation. She must also pay back the money. In an interview, Oyler said the thefts happened during "an extremely dark period in my life.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Harford County resident Merrill A. Messick III has been elected vice president and treasurer of Marshall Craft Associates, the board of directors announced. His election was effective Jan. 1. Also elected were Stephen A. Bates AIA , president; and Michelle S. Hooper AIA, vice president corporate. Founding officers Linton S. Marshall III, Michael S. Craft and Sherrie L. Kormann remain active principals with the firm, contributing technical and practice management expertise. Founded in 1986, Marshall Craft Associates is an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun Reporter | January 31, 2007
A panel of legislators overwhelmingly recommended yesterday that Nancy K. Kopp, a former delegate from Montgomery County, be given another four-year term as state treasurer. Eight other people applied for the job, with experience ranging from working at a bank to managing finances for the federal government, but lawmakers showed no inclination to stray from Kopp, who is a Democrat. In fact, most thought the one vote for another candidate was a mistake because his name appeared above hers on the ballot.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1995
State Treasurer Lucille Maurer entered the intensive care unit of a Silver Spring hospital yesterday after suffering from a bad cold, according to her top aide, Christine Kempf. The treasurer was in stable condition with a mild fever and was expected to recover soon, the aide said."As far as we understand, she's going to be out from work for a few more days," Ms. Kempf said.Mrs. Maurer, 72, caught the cold recently and suffered sneezing fits while at work Monday afternoon, the aide said. During the night, she said, Mrs. Maurer's condition worsened and she apparently developed an upper respiratory infection.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | January 21, 1995
Lucille Maurer, the first woman to serve as Maryland's state treasurer, won a third, four-year term yesterday.State lawmakers selected Mrs. Maurer, 72, a former Montgomery County delegate, to manage the state's investments.She also will represent the legislature as one of three members, along with the governor and comptroller, on the Board of Public Works. The panel oversees all major state contracts.Mrs. Maurer received the support of 135 of the state's delegates and senators. Former Delegate John W. Douglass, a Baltimore Democrat, received 45 votes.
FEATURES
By Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Life for Casey Baynes is all about family. Her love of family is why she created the Casey Cares Foundation, and that same strong belief in family ties is reflected in nearly all of her favorite things. Baynes was working with a charity that granted wishes for critically ill children when she says she discovered that what families really wanted wasn't just one big wish to come true. "What about a movie and pizza night at home because [a child's] immune system was too depleted to go to a movie theater?
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Back from Tribal Council, Spencer is trying to hold it together, but he's basically seen all his plans and schemes go down in flames because Kass couldn't stand Sarah. Spencer can't listen to her talk about strategy, because she's playing with her emotions and she's just lucky that it's worked out in her favor so far. The next day, with Sarah gone, Kass needs someone else to hate, and it looks like Morgan is it. She very passive-aggressively, and then just aggressive-aggressively says that Morgan doesn't do anything to help around camp.
SPORTS
By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Within a four-hour radius of the Gunpowder River area live 16 million people, said Theaux Le Gardeur, owner of Backwater Angler in Monkton. A 1977 series in The Evening Sun called the Gunpowder "The River You Drink. " "This is such a vital local treasure," Le Gardeur said. For him, protecting the river, pictured in many maps within Backwater Angler, is a priority. In 2010, he had an awakening after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. Ever since, he has led the nonprofit Gunpowder Riverkeeper organization to protect the area through regulation.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Harford County resident Merrill A. Messick III has been elected vice president and treasurer of Marshall Craft Associates, the board of directors announced. His election was effective Jan. 1. Also elected were Stephen A. Bates AIA , president; and Michelle S. Hooper AIA, vice president corporate. Founding officers Linton S. Marshall III, Michael S. Craft and Sherrie L. Kormann remain active principals with the firm, contributing technical and practice management expertise. Founded in 1986, Marshall Craft Associates is an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By George W. Liebmann | February 19, 2014
The state pension system is Maryland's financial Achilles heel and has been for decades. All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state's AAA bond rating, and the Pew Center on the States rates Maryland as among the most under-funded states. The pension board is a semi-professional board made up of 15 people, a third of whom have investment expertise. It is presided over by the state treasurer, who is elected by the General Assembly. Traditionally, state treasurers were boring but capable bankers.
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 18, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- David B. Baker of Davidsonville said he would like the $100,000-a-year job as Maryland's state treasurer but in his hand-written application said he regretted that he could not XTC attend today's interview session for applicants "due to a prior commitment."Actually, it is a 12-year commitment. In prison. For willful failure to file his Maryland income tax return.Mr. Baker, whose current residence is a cell in Hagerstown, was among 23 applicants for the treasurer's job held the past four years by former Montgomery County Delegate Lucille Maurer.
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 12, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- By this morning, former Montgomery County Delegate Lucille Maurer hoped to be celebrating her re-election to a second four-year term to the influential job of state treasurer.No other candidates for the $100,000-a-year position appeared to have surfaced. The House of Delegates, which controls the General Assembly's quadrennial selection of a treasurer, seemed strongly in her corner. And what appeared to be the pro forma balloting had been tentatively scheduled for yesterday.But then Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr., D-Prince George's, slowed down the process.
NEWS
By Tony Glaros | December 27, 2013
Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion. Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that collectively retell journalism's quirky, melodramatic back story. The facility, just south of Route 1 and Whiskey Bottom Road, functions as the go-to arm of the Newseum, the glassy and gleaming edifice midway between the White House and the Capitol.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Alexander R. "Ruffie" Holmes, a retired certified public accountant who later became treasurer of the old Church Home and Hospital in East Baltimore, died Sunday of complications from dementia at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 90. The son of Dr. James Holmes, a physician, and Rosalie Holmes, a homemaker, Alexander Rutherfoord Holmes was born in Baltimore and raised on Charlesmeade Road and in Stevenson. Growing up, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 35 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and spent summers as a camper and later as a counselor at Camp Pasquaney in Hebron, N.H. After graduating in 1939 from City College when he was 16, Mr. Holmes earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from the University of Virginia and graduated two years later from the University of Virginia School of Law. Despite earning a law degree, Mr. Holmes never practiced law. He became a certified public accountant in 1949 and worked for many years for Haskin and Sells, a national accounting firm.
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